Heavy rain along with a lot of wind can be a nightmare for trees that are stressed and weak and can lead to their branches getting broken or the trees being displaced. This is why you need to prepare your trees for the storm season.
When storm season comes around it can bring along some problems such as damaging properties. It should be noted though that not all destruction that happens during a storm is caused by strong and high winds alone because damage to property can also be due to trees falling down as well as landscape debris flying and moving around.
Storms could lead to limbs or the whole trees falling down and most times they can land on cars, houses, offices, various structures and even other trees. You can get prepared to help your trees cope well with the storm.
Tree trimming is a great way to prevent damage from storms
The first step to take to ensure that your trees do not get damaged from a storm is to consult with professionals and find out if there is any possibility of damage occurring because of the storm.
A lot of people do not know that their trees have problems and it is vital to know what these problems are before they harm people, damage property as well as other trees. The condition of a tree before a storm occurs will go a long way in knowing how safe the tree will be during the storm.
A tree that is strong and deeply rooted is more likely not to fall down during a storm but the branches or limbs may fall. Also, limbs that are dead, damaged and broken and can be torn away from the trees and this can pose a major problem because they can become dangerous missiles during the storm.
Trimming done by a professional throughout the life of the tree can produce branches that are healthy and firm with an open canopy which allows wind to flow through freely.
There are certain trees you should pay special consideration to during storm season and they include the following,
- Trees that are newly planted,
- Trees that have thick canopies
- Trees that are dead or are about to die
- Branches that are very near to a house or structure
- Too much soil at the base of the tree signifying a root system that is not up to standard
- Yawning wounds in the trunk as well as the bark peeling signifying that the tree is weak
- Deep parts on the trunk as well as major limbs that signify a stem that is decayed
- Trees that are lean signify a problem with the root
- Infected with insects
- The tree has a disease
Generally, trees have a great chance of surviving a storm if they are well taken care of because healthy trees can adapt better to changes in the environment and are stronger.